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Compared to the other courses provided at Stanford University, the Department of Computer Science classes are often much more rigorous and time-consuming than the average class. Students are advised to instill a properly balanced quarterly class load to reduce their likelihood of burnout. As a general guideline, students enrolling in two computer science classes in a given quarter will find that they occupy a vast amount of their time. However, we anticipate that this won't overburden students with an inordinate amount of work. Taking three computer science classes in one quarter, is perceived as considerably more difficult and can restrict students from participating in extracurricular activities. Lastly, we strongly discourage taking four computer science classes in one quarter.